Take Your Fundraising to the Next Level

Take Fundraising to the Next Level

Fundraising isn’t just about donating money. It’s about community and imagination, too.

If you can’t or don’t want to run, there are all sorts of other ways you can raise money for Wings for Life, from sitting in a bath of beans (yes, it has been done!) to climbing Everest. Running, though, is an incredibly popular way of raising money.

In its time, the London Marathon has raised over £450 million for charities and is in the Guinness Book of Records for being the largest charity run in the world – and that’s with 30,000 runners each year.

Imagine what the Wings for Life World Run could do in a race that gets the whole world running at once.

What is fundraising?

People you know give money to a charity in return for you doing an activity. In this case, you run in the Wings for Life World Run, and friends, family and even complete strangers donate to Wings for Life in your name. All you need to do is set up a fundraising campaign and share it, then sit back and watch as you move ever closer to your target. Remember, 100% of your entry fee and 100% of all donations raised through fundraising campaigns goes directly to spinal cord research projects.

The only limit to ways of raising money is your own imagination. Here are some suggestions to get your creativity moving.

  • Have a bake sale or a baking competition
  • Ask a restaurant to donate 5% of their profits one night in exchange for advertising on social media
  • Make and sell a calendar of you and your friends with comedy photos for each month
  • How many sweets in the jar? competition
  • Hold a pub quiz and charge people to enter
  • Pack bags at the local supermarket and ask for a donation
  • Organise a sponsored silence or read or walk
  • Host a 24-hour danceathon or a fancy-dress party



  • Wash cars or dogs and ask for donations
  • Organise a football, hockey or cricket match
  • Put on a play and charge and entry fee
  • Arrange a dress-down or fancy dress day at work or school



What will you do to boost your fundraising? Share your creativity with us on Facebook!

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The fact that you were being chased by a Catcher Car with a celebrity in it was also VERY COOL.

Melina Magulas, Norway

Running is so much easier when you know it's for such a good cause!

Kenny Belaey, Ieper, Belgium

To run, to do something for a better tomorrow and to run with people that I love. It is something special because it is not about winning the race...but winning in life itself.

Matej Markovič Slovenia

It's hard to find so many satisfied faces in one place anywhere else :)

Matjaz Klemencic, Slovenia